Irish bread


Ingredients

3 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup raisins
4-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar

1 slightly beaten egg
4 tbsp melted shortening

How to prepare

Sift flour, measure, add baking powder, salt, sugar and sift again. Add raisins. Combine egg, milk, slightly cooled melted shortening. Pour into flour mixture and stir just enough to moisten dry ingredients. Do not beat. Turn into greased 9 1/2 by 5 1/2 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. (optional topping-mix 1 cup of confectionery sugar with a few tsp of water to make consistency of loose paste and pour over cooled bread.)

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